Roma owners ‘furious’ after Coppa Italia elimination

Andy Mattioli

Roma President Dan Friedkin and his son and club Vice President Ryan Friedkin are said to be furious with the team’s elimination from Coppa Italia.

Not only was Roma’s shameful display in Wednesday’s derby an accurate representation of their mediocre season so far, the owners took issue with the team failing to advance to the next round of the competition they were aiming to win this year.

Roma have not made it past the Coppa Italia quarter-finals since 2017.

According to Il Tempo, the Friedkins are very upset with this situation and the possibility of seeing Mourinho extend his contract with the club is now more remote than ever before.

The company line on renewals was clear already at the end of 2023: a significant improvement in results is needed in relation to the investments made in the summer.

The Texan family had set the Champions League objective since the day Lukaku landed in the city, and a few weeks ago had strongly reiterated that a change of direction was needed before thinking about the expiring contracts (both of the players and of the management).

The Champions League zone remains close (4 points) but the Giallorossi have several teams ahead of them and with the third salary in Serie A, behind only Inter and Juve, they have not won a single match against the seven teams preceding them in ranking (among which there are Fiorentina and Bologna).

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